Taking Pictures In Wet Weather (photography tips and techniques)

Let's have a fun with umbrella, and create cool photos with your camera, and reflection of the rain .

Models they can have their  own umbrella ,and sign up for free ,they have to do their own make up ,and shooting will be TFP with online photos from photographers. 

We seem to be getting a lot of rainy days in our area lately. Rain can be a great time to capture unique images. I am not saying rush out into a storm, however. Take a chance, get a little wet. As crazy as that may sound, we also recommend bringing an umbrella, weather sealed lenses, and perhaps even a rain cover. Your efforts will be greatly rewarded.

How to Protect Your Camera and Gear in the Rain
•Carry an umbrella. I know, having to hold something other than your camera is probably going to be a hassle, but carrying an umbrella is just an obvious first step. Granted, it’s not going to do you any good in strong winds, and you’re putting yourself at risk if there’s any lightning present; but it’s always better to have an umbrella around in a pinch than to not have it.
•Carry a raincoat. Not necessarily for yourself — nobody cares if the photographer gets wet. I mean a raincoat made specifically for cameras. These are available from a number of manufacturers in a variety of shapes and sizes, capable of covering not just the lens and camera but an attached flash as well. You can find a decent one for not a lot of money. If you’re more of the DIY type, you can use a plastic bag — preferably a clear one.
•Look for shelter. Depending on where you are, you might be able to locate a store awning to stand under while you shoot; parking garages also make great shelter; or, if you’re at home you can use your porch. Basically, an overhang of any kind will be or service.
•Stay in your car. Shooting from inside your car will sometimes be your only course of action; other times, it will likely be your preferred course of action. Park yourself in a good location, roll down a window, and click away. You might want to opt for a longer focal length lens when you’re shooting from your car.

How to Capture Rain
Rain can be surprisingly tricky to capture. Here’s how you can avoid dull gray rain photos:
•Shutter speed. Shutter speed will be the setting you want to most concern yourself with when capturing rain. Stating the obvious, rain is a moving subject; but what isn’t always so obvious is that rain is moving faster than we think. Decide how you want to portray the motion of the rain and set your shutter speed accordingly. If you want to show motion blur, use a slower speed; if you want to “freeze” the drops, you will need a fast shutter speed.
•Aperture. Including the environment in which you are capturing the rainfall typically helps to enhance your images. In order to achieve this, you will want to refrain from using very shallow depth of field. Use f/8 as a starting point to put the rain and its immediate environment in relative focus.
•Focal length. You can use any focal length you want to capture rain; keep in mind the compressing and magnifying effects of longer focal lengths, though.
•Flash. Using a flash at low power can produce a nice amount of “pop” and glimmer to raindrops.
•Backlighting. Rain is more clearly defined when it is backlit. Try to find a suitable light source and shoot into it, whether it’s the sun peeking through the clouds or a streetlamp or a lighted sign or some sort. The trick is to find the perfect shooting angle; you need to shoot into the light, but if you take too direct of an angle the light source will cause your shot to be overexposed.

So when it rains, don’t let it get you down. Grab your camera and enjoy .

You can cover your camera with plastic if is not waterproof camera,or we may use some car to shoot from inside car depend on the parking situation there.

Some of us has to help others for keeping the umbrella and we change after few shots,and with some creative idea we can make lots of cool photos from this meetup .

After photo shoot we will go to The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant At : 53 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1  for dinner and drink,and if anyone is interested to have conversation with meet up friends they can join us .

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  • Jim B.

    Bit of a late start but lots of fun while I was there. Thanks Alex and thank you Jeanie - great poses. Nice meeting with you Colin and taking shots together.

    March 29

    • Alex S.

      Thanks Jim for being there on time, we learn the lot about app from you and Colin.

      March 29

  • Alex S.

    It was good to see some people are not scared from rain.lol

    March 29

  • Jim H.

    sorry i had company stop by

    March 29

  • Jeanie W.

    still on my way

    1 · March 29

  • Jim B.

    Hi Alex, will we still be going ahead if it isn't raining and is windy? Just wondering.......

    March 29

    • Alex S.

      Hi Jim ,looks like it will start raining from 3pm ,but I will go there, if it doesn't rain we can do street photography and wide angle work , it will be fun.

      March 29

    • Jim B.

      Sounds good Alex I will be on my way - will bring the wide angle lens

      March 29

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